Native Bees as Pollinators: Diversity, Ecology, Conservation, and Enhancing Pollinator Habitats

July 20, 2014 - July 26, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Concerns about native bees and their crucial role in crop pollination (e.g., wild blueberry) have prompted increased attention in these important insects, of which Maine has about 250 species. This seminar will emphasize challenges in native bee conservation, and is planned to be of interest to land managers, land trusts, natural historians, foresters, teachers, students, gardeners, landscape d... read more

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Traveling Course from Rhode Island to Maine

July 21, 2014 - July 27, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

The course will be presented in a travel format that will include lecture, discussion, and field excursions. The class will begin in Providence, RI and terminate at Eagle Hill, Steuben, Maine. Each day will include visiting at least one field site highlighted in the book, Tidal Marsh Restoration (Roman and Burdick, eds., 2012). Field sites will be selected based on travel logistics and avail... read more

Congress on the Phytoremediation of Polluted Soils

July 29-30, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Phytoremediation of Polluted Soils Second Circular is available in the download section! Please download! International Congress to be organized in Vigo (Spain) 29-30 July, 2014 Organized as an independent Congress, it will take some advantages of the coincidence with the 7th World Congress on Allelopathy The organizers are trying to get the congress as cheap as possible. The registration will ... read more

Goundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

August 19, 2014 - August 20, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

n this 2-day course, attendees will learn the basic principles of contaminant geohydrology, fate and transport, and groundwater remediation. This course will cover the scope of the groundwater contamination problem in the United States, the drivers that mandate addressing these problems, and the technical constraints and practical solutions to remediate these problems. Participants will be expo... read more

Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

August 21, 2014 - August 21, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This workshop provides attendees with management and remediation solutions to contaminants in both marine and freshwater sediments including the effects of remediation on the benthic environment. All aspects of contaminated sediments will be reviewed, including determination of contaminant sources, site characterization, remedial technology selection, monitoring, and demonstration of the effect... read more

Dryland Revegetation Techniques: Restoring Sites in the Face of Drought or Limited Access to Water

September 05, 2014 - March 07, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Site restoration in the face of drought or limited access to water can be a challenge. While there is no silver bullet, there are a variety of techniques that can be implemented to improve your chances of success. Several experts from across the West will be sharing techniques they have used to enhance success on these kinds of sites as it relates to soil manipulation, amendments, planting, and... read more

Wetland Construction:Planning and Functional Design

September 08, 2014 - September 09, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

To Construct a Functioning Wetland, You Must Understand the WET Part! As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland's "wet part" has never been more critical. Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to pl... read more

Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

September 09, 2014 - September 10, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This introductory course provides participants with a strong foundation of aquatic toxicology and how these concepts are applied to managing pollutants in aquatic environments. The course covers terminology, common test designs, and endpoints such as lethality and endocrine disruption. Important legacy and emerging pollutants of concern such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, PBDE... read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this 2-day course, attendees will learn and review both the technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of the planning and preparation process for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence. Understanding the topics covered wi... read more

Environmental Forensics in Water Resources

October 01, 2014 - October 02, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This course provides useful information for a large range of professionals who deal with environmental water resources, especially legal liability and changes in stream water quality, shallow water table, drainage, wetlands, and sedimentation issues. Course attendees will gain an understanding of the basics of forensic science and the main environmental forensic techniques available and how the... read more